High Rise Life Magazine, February 2022

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HOME | DESIGN 12 Ways to Combine You and

Your Partners Interior Styles

AUTOMOBILE | RIDE 16 Czinger Vehicles HEALTH | FITNESS 22 Botox: It’s Not Just for Wrinkles 24 5 Easy Ways to Enhance Digestive Health

26 5 Common Habits That Actually Harm Your Teeth



28 Reclaim Your Health 30 Enhancing your Space Can

Improve your Mood & Production




32 Vulnerability A Vice Turned

Virtue Amid ‘The New Normal’

34 Turn Your Love of Food

into a Profitable Business

TRAVEL | LEISURE 36 Unleash Your Wanderlust ENTERTAINMENT 38 5 Ways to Welcome Year of the Tiger 40 Say Yes to Yogurt with

a Better-for-You Snack

42 The Essex 44 Carillon Miami Wellness Resort REAL ESTATE 46 Concord Sky 48 The Ultra-exclusive DaVinci Residential Tower in Dubai

50 2022 Housing Forecast Reveals a

Whirlwind Year Ahead for Buyers

ART | CULTURE 52 Lamborghini NFT Space Time Memory



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Dear reader, Welcome to our February Health & Fitness issue. As we start a new year, many of us are contemplating resolutions around our health, mood and well-being. Especially right after the many gatherings of the holiday season and the inevitable excesses they bring, we may be feeling out of balance. Changing habits and ways of thinking around our health is never easy, but when it comes to mood and well-being, we turned to Jennifer Sawyer, a passionate entrepreneur and founder of Obsidian Yoga. A new boutique yoga studio based in Northwest Las Vegas. Sawyer who felt her community lacked a space centered around wellness shares with us her path to healing through yoga and how it has helped her discover new dimensions of selfacceptance. We hope the health and fitness topics we discuss in this issue will encourage you to see the new year as an opportunity to hit the reset button and be more intentional about self-care. Cheers to a healthy 2022!

Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-chief selcen@highriselife.com

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Ways to CombineYou andYour Partners Interior Styles If you’re struggling to combine your tastes, here are useful tips on how to reflect both your personalities without it feeling too cluttered and create a space you both adore.

Once you know what your interior preferences are, start doing your research and identify the names of the pieces you both like, so you and your partner can agree on how to incorporate these into the space you have.

Identify what your individual styles are

Discuss what you want to use the space for

Before you get started, it’s best to identify what your individual styles are and what you both like so you can incorporate it into your home.

Although trying to combine your interior styles might test your patience, if you discuss the functionality of a space before you start adding to it, it will make



room. So, if you are struggling with trying to decide who gets to keep what, adding a few of your favorite elements each will be a nice compromise.

Be Open and honest with your partner Like any good relationship, being open and honest with your partner is important when it comes to the design of your home. If there is a piece of furniture or decor that’s just not doing it for you, make sure you voice your concerns. Likewise, if they have something that is special to them, make sure you are open and willing to listen to them, as much as you would expect back. That way you can both understand what certain pieces mean to each other, so you can incorporate them into your theme.

Start anew There’s nothing like starting afresh when you move into a new apartment. Not only can it make a space feel less cluttered, but you can decide on themes and decor that both you and your partner like, that will help you feel at home. Try collecting pieces that you both love or will have practicality or years to come, that way you can find a common ground when it comes to interior design.

Decide on a color palette Deciding on a color theme for your furniture or walls can sometimes be the trickiest task of all. What if you love big bold colors while your partner prefers something a bit more neutral? To overcome this stumbling block when you move in together, try and come to a compromise as to whether you will opt for warmer or cooler tones. If after this you can’t decide, it can sometimes be easier to stick to a more neutral color scheme, including blacks, whites and creams for your big pieces of furniture and walls, that add in your favorite colors through smaller accents.

Box up Your Knick Knacks

it easier to understand why certain elements are key for you and your partner in your home. For example, if you find yourself working from home the majority of the week, needing a desk in a private space that allows you to focus might be a priority. Whatever you need to make you feel comfortable at home is therefore important to discuss with your partner before you start designing.

Find common design elements that both of you like An easy way to get around the difficulties of moving in with your partner when it comes to interior design is combining a mixture of both of your favorite pieces. Often, pieces of interior design that work best are when there is a mix of feminine and masculine features that add character and personality to the

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There’s nothing worse than a room feeling a bit too cluttered. By having lots of knick-knacks and small bits lying around, a room can end up with twice the accessories you had originally planned or showcasing just one person’s personality. Instead, try boxing up your small personal items in a safe place and keeping just a few of both of your favorites on display.

Leave it to a Professional Sometimes, if you are really struggling with combining both of your interior styles, it can be a good idea to source a professional that will help you with your planning. After all, they are the experts. A trained expert can tell you what will work and what won’t when it comes to your home, while also helping to find a middle ground that will feel comfortable for both of you. For more design ideas, please visit www.wethrift.com.



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Czinger Vehicles Czinger Vehicles has selected Shamin Abas Communications for Ultra-Luxury Brands for strategic global representation. The alignment signals an enhanced focus on the brand’s media relations and communications as their pathbreaking 21C hypercar comes to market and a stake in the ground as they pioneer a new, sustainable era in automotive design and manufacturing. The Los-Angeles-based brand founded on the core ethos of utilizing revolutionary, proprietary technology to create vehicles equipped with both dominating performance and iconic design, Czinger’s first production car, the 21C, represents a radical transformation of the manufacturing sector and the future of human-AI design and sustainable systems. First deliveries of the 21C are set for 2023 and production is limited to 80 cars, each with a price tag of $2 million. The model represents

just the first in a diverse series of exclusive performance vehicles coming from the informed imagination of the Czinger team and created using its groundbreaking methods. “The 21C is the result of years of development and design, and serves as a realization of our proprietary technology,” said Czinger Founder and CEO Kevin Czinger. “As we sought out a communications partner, we knew we needed a firm not only highly skilled and connected in the ultra-luxury and automotive spaces, but a team who innately understands how to effectively reach some of the most discerning collectors in the world. Shamin Abas Communications knows this very unique space well and has a proven track record of success.” As a specialist in the Ultra-High-Net-Worth arena, with a deep understanding of the mindset and passions of this often hard-to-reach individual, the ultra-luxury

brands that have entrusted the New Yorkbased firm to assist with growth in this space include Ferrari North America, Triton Submarines, Riva, Lift Foils, Steinway & Sons, Dom Pérignon, EDEN Singapore, Burgess, Bell Flight, NetJets, Ferretti Yachts, MB&F and others. President and CEO Shamin Abas is also a co-founder of The Bridge, a by-invitation classic car exhibition held annually in the Hamptons, that draws some of the most prolific collectors in the world, alongside a host of global ultra-luxury brands as sponsors. Said Abas, “Czinger represents the future of automotive design manufacturing. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to align and with our customized, tailored approach, to share their story to further their objective of becoming one of the enduring brands of this century.” For more information, please visit www.Czinger.com.




JENNIFER SAWYER JOURNEY TO WELLNESS Written by Selcen Kavruklar Editor-in-chief Photos by Ella Gagiano, Ella Gagiano Studios




hanging habits and ways of thinking around our health is never easy, but when it comes to mood and well-being, we turned to Jennifer Sawyer, a passionate entrepreneur and founder of Obsidian Yoga. A new boutique yoga studio based in Northwest Las Vegas. Sawyer who felt her community lacked a spacecentered around wellness shares with us her path to healing through yoga and how it has helped her discover new dimensions of self-acceptance. Here is what she had to say.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your latest company launch Obsidian Yoga? Obsidian Yoga is a Boutique Yoga Studio based in Las Vegas. There was nothing available in the Northwest. Everything was either in Summerlin, or Henderson and I felt the community lacked a space centered around wellness that was inviting to all. That is how Obsidian Yoga was born. I wanted to bring focus on the basics of yoga. Our philosophy is that yoga at its core is pure, boundless, infinite.

Q: How has yoga changed your life? I started yoga fourteen years ago. I suffered from deep anxiety and depression and would take antidepressants to control my panic attacks. I was able to get off the antidepressants through practicing yoga. Yoga was life-changing for me. It allowed me to calm myself and control my thoughts.

Q: How do you handle stress and pressure? I used to handle stress very poorly. After, I added yoga to my routine it helped me take a step back. It allowed me to have a different perspective on things. I was better able to manage my emotions. Wellness in general is very important for me. I am on a wellness journey. I recently started a Vegan diet, I do IV infusions, I use infrared beds, and listen to self-help audios all the time. There is no, one size fits all when it comes to combating stress.

Q: Do you meditate? I do meditate. I focus on a vision or a word like, “I am worthy, I am loved.” This has allowed me to calm my thoughts. I know it takes time to be able to do this, it’s not easy. The mind is always thinking, but if you focus on just one thing it will help you get more centered.

Q: What makes Obsidian Yoga different in comparison to other yoga studios? Our mission is to provide a simple yet transformative yoga experience. We are focused on getting back to the basics of yoga. We have a diverse group of yoga instructors. We keep it very simple at Obsidian Yoga. We

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want people to come in and feel welcome and be part of a community and enjoy their space on the mat. We have all different nationalities, sizes, older, and younger people that join our classes. Everyone is welcome and no one is judged!

Q: What does a typical day look like for you? I get up in the morning and use my NovoTHOR infrared bed, it allows me to set my intentions for the day. I like to do a little self-care before I start my day and respond to emails, calls or look at my social media. Then I head over to the yoga studio and handle any meetings I have set for the day.

Q: What were some life challenges that you have overcome? Being a single mom was a big challenge. I had to work two jobs to pay my bills and deal with my anxiety and depression at the same time. I 19

have an amazing husband and have been married for five years. Living the life, I have now, I don’t have the monetary pressures I had before as a single mom. But I have come to realize that you still need to work on yourself and grow as person. Now, I am more focused on finding out what my purpose is here on earth.

Q: You are a firm believer in aging gracefully. Can you tell us a little about Grey & Glowing? I embraced going grey when the pandemic first started. I made an intentional decision to let my her go grey. It was a life-changing experience for me. I don’t come from a family that believes in having grey hair. All my aunts, my grandmother and mother have always dyed their hair. I was tired of dying my hair, and the pandemic helped my journey of going grey. Grey & Glowing came about when my girlfriend and hairstylist Cydney made me realize I had a great story to share. I have an amazing abundant life, a happy marriage and wanted to inspire other women to embrace their identity and find authentic happiness. Women always ask me for advice on how to find true happiness. I feel like a lot of times people want to secure the bag for the wrong reasons. Your problems don’t go away when you have money. When you take money off the table, you will start to look at things in a deeper way. That is what I am going through right now and share on Grey & Glowing.

Q: What advice would you give to other women when it comes to embracing their identity? Go for it! Love yourself! Embrace your own identity! Be confident! Just know you are perfect the way you are. Give yourself grace. We have a silver sister community where we all talk about our challenges. It is hard to undo the belief system that society has created for us as women, but remember you are doing this for you and nobody else. That’s my tagline for Grey & Glowing— Stay healthy, Stay glowing, Keep growing.



Q: What is your greatest strength? No matter what life throws at me, I am going to keep going. I am going to keep growing and challenging myself to become a better person.

Q: Who was your biggest role model growing up? My father has always been my role model. He started working at the age of thirteen. I remember when I was a child, he would go to school to get his masters and work at the same time to provide for us. He was a hard worker. He provided us with everything we needed and more. Now, it is my job to go to the next level and provide that for my children and grandchildren.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your latest podcast? MJ, my social media manager had podcast called, ‘Life by You’ and was planning to relaunch it and asked if I wanted to cohost with her. MJ and I share a lot of the same values. She recently became an entrepreneur and I had guided her through the process. We talk about health, relationships, being married and changing our mindset. I have never done a podcast before. It has been an amazing journey. I try to be as transparent as possible and share my life experiences. I hope to inspire and motivate other women to live their best life— To design a life by them.

Q: As we start the new year, what are some positive affirmations you would like to make? My first affirmation is to transcend to the highest and best version of myself. My second affirmation is my health. I am healthy. Health is something I always focus on. Your health is your biggest wealth! For more information about Obsidian Yoga or to sign up for classes, please visit obsidianyogalv.com.

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Botox: It's Not Just for Wrinkles Dermatologist Dr. Cybele Fishman of Advanced Dermatology Provides Tips on Alternative Uses for Botox When most people think of Botox®, they think of it as a treatment that smooths forehead wrinkles with the goal of enhancing appearance, perhaps in an attempt to turn back the clock. Injections of Botox® and other similar products have become the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure, but these neurotoxins also have a wide range of other uses, both cosmetic and therapeutic. “Since Botox® was approved almost thirty years ago, the medical community has found that the mechanism that makes it so effective in treating wrinkles and lines is equally effective in treating conditions as varied as chronic migraines, excessive sweating, and eye spasms,” says Dr. Cybele Fishman of Advanced Dermatology, P.C. in the financial district Manhattan office. “What these disparate conditions have in common is that they are caused by the action of muscle cells, which are found throughout the body. Botox® acts on muscle cells and, as we’ve learned over time, there are almost endless applications for its beneficial effects.” The active ingredient in Botox®, “botulinum toxin A”, is a naturally-occurring toxin that works by blocking the interaction between nerve and muscle cells, temporarily paralyzing the muscle cells and preventing them from contracting. In its most popular usage, for facial wrinkles, a Botox® injection temporarily weakens the muscle cells that control facial expression causing the muscles to relax, contractions to diminish, and the skin to become noticeably smoother. In large doses, this toxin is responsible for botulism, which can cause paralysis and even death, but in tiny doses injected by a licensed medical professional, Botox® and similar products safely reduce the muscle contractions that produce undesirable effects. “While Botox® and similar products continue to grow in popularity as the ‘go-to’ treatment for facial wrinkles and lines, we continue to develop new and innovative uses that address cosmetic and medical concerns in surprising ways,” says Dr. Fishman. Here are just a few of them: Chronic migraines: In 1992, a plastic surgeon in California noticed that his patients who had been given Botox® injections for forehead wrinkles reported fewer headaches. The drug was later tested on people with chronic migraines and was approved for that purpose in 2010. Sufferers who experience migraines fifteen or more days each month are given multiple injections in targeted

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areas of the head and neck; the preventive effect lasts about three months. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be caused by genetics, stress, or exercise. Wherever it occurs on the body – underarms, scalp, forehead, palms of the hands, soles of the feet – it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Injection of a neurotoxin like Botox® into these areas blocks the transmission of signals to the sweat glands and stops the release of excess sweat. Eyelid twitching (blepherospasm) can be incessant and can affect the upper, lower, or middle part of the eyelid. Botox® injections relax the muscles around the eye and reduce spasms. Crossed-eyes (strabismus): Using Botox® to relax the muscles around the eyes and correct their alignment was one of the first approved therapeutic uses of the drug. Its effects last three to four months and are often as effective as surgery. Neck spasms: A condition called cervical dystonia, characterized by abnormal head position and severe neck pain, is caused by the neck muscles contracting involuntarily. Botox® works by blocking the nerve signals from reaching the affected muscles, thus preventing the involuntary spasms. “There are many more proven uses for Botox®,” says Dr. Fishman. “Its use for cosmetic purposes also extends well beyond the treatment of forehead wrinkles to include crows’ feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, lines around the corners of the mouth, neck bands, sagging eyebrows, and more. Whatever its application, Botox® must be administered by a licensed, experienced doctor who will advise you on what will work for you and will use the utmost care in ensuring that you achieve your goals. Dr. Fishman also advises to be careful of Med Spas where Botox is offered very inexpensively. Often this is because they are using fake Botox or it’s from sources where quality is not assured.” BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc., an AbbVie company. About Cybele Fishman, MD Is a board-certified dermatologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is in practice at Advanced Dermatology PC at 111 Broadway, Suite 1000 NY NY 10006.


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5 Easy Ways to Enhance

Digestive Health

As your social schedule picks up steam and you attend more social gatherings and celebrations, you may find yourself with an unexpected issue: digestive troubles. Problems like this can have a negative impact on your overall wellness, so it’s important to make healthy digestion a priority. According to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of how to live long and be healthy, the health of the digestive system is the core of optimum health. Ayurvedic medicine asserts the digestive system is based on the strength and balance of its Agni (fire), which enables the body to absorb, digest and assimilate food. The teachings suggest an imbalanced Agni creates undigested residues, which form toxins that create imbalances and can lead to disease. Some of the dietary guidelines for healthy digestion and strong Agni include: Allowing 4-6 hours between meals Avoiding eating between meals Avoiding foods with cold, wet and heavy qualities Drinking ginger tea or hot water to stimulate the Agni Starting a meal with pungent (hot), sour and salty flavors Consuming a small amount of bitter taste before a meal to increase the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach Take steps to protect and nurture your digestive health with these tips:

Add Fiber to Your Diet Plant-based foods that are high in fiber fill you up faster, so you’re less likely to overeat, and they also help with digestive regularity. Increase your intake of high-fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. Take a gradual approach to avoid upsetting your digestive tract and bump up your water intake as you go since fiber will absorb it and decrease the likelihood you experience gas or cramping.

Stay Hydrated Keeping your body well hydrated is like making sure your car’s engine is well lubricated. It keeps all your

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moving parts in sync and operating for top performance. Some fluids can also help with detoxification, which can be especially beneficial when your social calendar is full and your opportunities to overindulge are greater. An option like Buddha Teas’ Detox Dharma contains detoxifying herbs that stimulate your digestive system. Strengthening and soothing herbs are also incorporated into this balanced formula resulting in an effective yet gentle detox tea. For another solution, Turmeric Ginger Tea contains enough black pepper to make curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) bio-available in hot water, helping build healthy Agni.

Eat Slower In today’s busy world, it’s easy to scarf down a meal in record time. However, slowing down gives your body more time to process food. You’ll give your brain more time to communicate with your stomach and be more aware of when you’ve satisfied your hunger.

Start Exercising If you need one more reason to get moving, your digestive health could be it. Regular physical activity promotes better digestion. However, if you jump into a workout too quickly after eating, you could actually do the opposite. Eat light before exercising then have a protein-rich balanced meal for recovery afterward.

Manage Stress Too much stress can manifest multiple physical problems, including interrupting your digestion. Try mindful meditation or another method of relaxing and relieving stress. Getting plenty of rest can also help keep stress in check. If you’re looking for a good night of sleep, consider Buddha Teas’ CBD Sleepy Buddha Blend. Herbs for calming and relieving stress are paired with organic, water-soluble, THC-free CBD to leave you feeling restored and rejuvenated. Find more solutions for enhancing your digestive health at buddhateas.com.






Common Habits That Actually Harm Your Teeth Dr. Tina Saw—general cosmetic dentist founder of Oral Genome, a D2C oral wellness testing kit weighs in on a few VERY common and sometimes subconscious habits that can harm your teeth. This can dry up your saliva—making your mouth more susceptible to cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. “Saliva has a lot of protective factors that keep your mouth healthy,” Dr. Saw explains. “Constant mouth breathing alters the pH of the saliva and removes some of its antibacterial effects.” One way to help reduce mouth breathing while sleeping is to practice nasal breathing techniques in the morning, before bed, and while exercising. Unconscious Clenching It’s hard to control teeth grinding when you’re asleep but clenching and grinding over time will grind down your teeth, increasing the risk of breakage + tooth fracture, as well as causing gum + tissue recession and tooth sensitivity. Wearing a nightguard can help reduce the adverse side effects of teeth clenching.

Nail Biting Nail biting can chip your teeth. Even though your teeth are harder than your nails, they have thinner incisal edges that can chip easily if you bite your nails the wrong way. A few good ways to try and kick this habit are by keeping your nails trimmed short, applying bitter-tasting nail polish, or getting a gel manicure.

Brushing Too Hard Many people think that brushing harder will help remove all the plaque + bacteria, but it can abrade your enamel and cause tooth wear and sensitivity. Brush your teeth gently with a pressure-sensing electric toothbrush or a soft manual toothbrush. Also, remember to floss daily and see your hygienist at least twice a year for a professional dental cleaning.

Whitening Too Much Everyone loves white teeth—but over-whitening is also common. “Excessive teeth whitening can cause tooth sensitivity and result in the incisal or edges of the teeth becoming translucent. It can also strip your teeth of its protective enamel and weaken them.”

About Tina Saw, DDS Dr. Tina Saw provides her patients with exceptional cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, she has spent many hours striving towards perfecting techniques that yield top-notch cosmetic results to deliver natural, beautiful, and minimally invasive dentistry. Dr. Saw is also a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Diego County Dental Society. February 2022


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Reclaim Your Health

Take Charge of Risk Factors Impacting Heart Health Cholesterol – a waxy substance created by the liver or consumed from meat, poultry and dairy products – isn’t inherently “bad” for you. In fact, your body needs it to build cells and make vitamins and other hormones. However, too much “bad” LDL cholesterol, or not enough “good” HDL cholesterol, can pose problems. High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Because it typically has no symptoms, you may not know you have high cholesterol until it’s causing problems. Knowing key health numbers like blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol, and working closely with your doctor to manage them, are keys to preventing heart disease and stroke. Those who have already experienced a heart attack or stroke or have family history of cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammatory disease or kidney disease may need to have their cholesterol and other risk factors checked more often and may need medication to manage their conditions to prevent another event. According to the American Heart Association, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another heart attack or stroke. Along with taking medication as prescribed, some lifestyle habits can help manage your risk and help you live a longer, healthier life like watching what you eat, getting more exercise and managing stress.

Make Healthy Menu Choices A healthy eating plan is a well-rounded diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables (at least 4-5 servings each day). In fact, researchers at the University of Columbia found each daily serving of fruits or vegetables was associated with a 4% lower risk of coronary heart disease and a 5% lower risk of stroke. Other smart choices for your menu include nuts and seeds, whole grains, lean proteins and fish. Limit sweets, sugar-sweetened beverages, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and fatty or processed meats.

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Get Moving You likely know exercise is good for you, but an Oxford University study revealed simply swapping 30 minutes of sitting with low-intensity physical activity can reduce your risk of death by 17%. Mortality aside, in its Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services noted physical activity offers numerous benefits to improve health, including a lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, improved mental health and cognitive function and lower risk of depression. The greatest impacts come from getting the recommended amount of activity: at least 150 minutes of moderate activity, 75 minutes of vigorous activity or a combination of those activities per week. Be sure to discuss with your doctor which activities may be best for you.

Reduce Stress Constant or chronic stress can have real consequences on both emotional and physical health. In fact, research shows chronic stressors like long work hours, financial stress and work-life conflict may be as risky for health as secondhand smoke, according to a report by the Behavior Science and Policy Association. Aside from the toll on your body – including elevated risk for heart disease and stroke from high blood pressure, depression or anxiety – stress can lead to unhealthy habits like overeating, physical inactivity and smoking. Exercise is an effective way to keep your body healthy and release stress. You might also consider incorporating meditation and mindfulness practices into your day to allow yourself a few minutes to distance yourself from daily stress. Research compiled by the American Heart Association suggests meditation can reduce blood pressure, improve sleep, support the immune system and increase your ability to process information. Learn more about managing your cholesterol and habits to protect your heart health at heart.org/cholesterol.





Enhancing Your Space Can Improve Your

Mood & Production Small changes in your workspace can create massive momentum in your life and in your business. Adora Winquist ,author of the ‘holy grail’ of plant based medicine, “Detox, Nourish, Activate: Plant and Vibrational Medicine for Energy, Mood, and Love.” intentional lifestyle expert shares how to make ‘intentional’ small changes to your work and home space that help ease stress, enhance moods, and up production. Here are Adora’s tips on how enhancing your space can improve your mood and production.

Aromatics Aromatherapy offers potent medicine to address our holistic wellbeing. Essential oils are the most volatile, biochemically active representation of the plant kingdom and are products of plant metabolism. Aromatherapy helps balance emotions and stress response, increasing energy and focus, as essential oils offer a range of interventions that can assist us in restoring vitality from the physical, emotional and spiritual continuum of our lives. Specifically, Patchouli essential oil, which is derived from the species Pogostemon cablin and is distilled from the leaves.

Setting Intentions First off, it’s important to focus on what is it that you desire most from your home or workspace? Where our attention goes, our energy flows. Where is your attention called to? Do you desire to be more focused, creative, have greater prosperity, and harmony? Making shifts in your living and workspace can bring about a lot of emotions, triggers and require releasing of the past. Setting your intention will provide you guidance on where to focus your attention first without feeling like you have to do everything all at once. It is ideal to set an intention when your world is quiet and still so you can fully tap into these areas that require your focus. Sit in your space with your eyes closed. Start to take long deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. With each breath, start to open yourself up and connect with the space around you. Connect with your space as an extension of yourself. You will be drawn towards a specific intention or physical area within your space. Address the message that you receive, give appreciation, and take one final deep cleansing breath. Open your eyes and come back into the space around you.

Music Remember the last time you walked into a store, and it was dead silent? That’s because retailers long ago figured out that music motivates customers to make purchases. It inspires creativity and focus, while making a room somehow feel less empty. Study after study has shown that music improves workplace productivity. University of Miami professor Teresa Lesiuk published “The effect of music listening on work performance”, stating that “When music listening in the work environment is encouraged by project directors and the workers are amenable to music listening, then certainly music listening has a positive effect.” She then says it follows that removing music at work leads to a psychological withdrawal of an important stimulus.

About Adora Winquist Since 1990, Adora Winquist has used her gifts to help awaken and evolve the consciousness of humanity. Serving a mission of activating and uniting all kingdoms of life on our planet, she is a visionary in the nascent field of Quantum Alchemy and a pioneer in the field of vibrational medicine and aromatherapeutic healing. She is known for establishing one of the first brands to combine aromatherapy and energy healing on a national scale, evolving it into a world-renowned, award-winning company. She is the co-author of “Detox, Nourish, Activate: Plant and Vibrational Medicine for Energy, Mood, and Love.” This revolutionary book guides readers along the path of self-mastery and the ultimate expression of their personal truth. Among a full collection of products and services, she offers facilitation, education, and guided ceremony/meditation, along with custom vibrational medicine/aromatherapy blends at AdoraWinquist.com.

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Vulnerability A Vice Turned Virtue Amid ‘The New Normal’ Written by Merilee Kern, MBA




hen it comes to leaders demonstrating vulnerability, executives are understandably concerned about optics. In fact, just Google the phrase “definition of vulnerability” and the very first result presented is: “Susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm.” With this decidedly ominous and predominant denotation, it’s no wonder that it has taken a seismic shift—namely a threat against humanity, itself, in the form of a global pandemic—to prompt the C-suite to collectively get out of their comfort zone and reveal more of their true selves. Fortune does favor the bold, as it’s said, and those leaders who’ve taken that leap of faith to reveal a more humble and human part of themselves have hit perception pay dirt. Famed neurologist Sigmund Freud predicted as much, having famously mused, “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”—a notion with a few interpretations and applications for business leaders. One is the intimation that that the very act of exposing one’s true self inherently builds strength of character, proffering valuable self-improvement. Another elucidation, which can certainly exist in tandem with the first, is that operating in a more revealing manner will have an emotional impact on others, who will thus regard you more favorably, fortifying your support base. The idea here is that, by demonstrating vulnerability in your actions and choices, you as a person will be deemed courageous, approachable, relatable, honest, optimistic, transparent, grounded or a litany of other highly coveted personal image pursuits. Leaders who unabashedly show their vulnerable side are also often believed to be honorable. In this day and age, where heroes become zeroes with the click of a mouse, there are few greater virtues than being considered to be someone who is fair; as someone who does the right thing—and not discretionarily, but always. Honorable leadership presents many opportunities to function in a more positively vulnerable way. For example, by asking more questions (and valuing the inputs) rather than dictating, as well as forgiving mistakes rather than punishing and then parlaying these situations into learning and growth opportunities for all involved, leaders gain invaluable respect and trust. Of course, a leader being willing to wholly own and acknowledge their mistakes is upheld by many as being noble and can proffer major dividends with the people, but doing so can feel “against the grain” for leaders that are used to presenting a more polished and perfectionist front. Embracing this discomfort is advisable, however, since doing so can spur opportunity. February 2022

“People and organizations don’t grow in a zone of comfort; we grow, progress, and evolve in a zone of discomfort,” notes Bill Treasurer, founder of Giant Leap Consulting. “So, a leader has to role model courage by doing hard, scary and challenging things and then help the rest of us do those things, too.” Further, a leader conceding to fear or anxiety in the face of adversity can also be endearing to constituents. When a leader makes mistakes, it also presents an opportunity to not only score popularity points by admitting them, but also showcases an aptitude for being agile and knowing how to adeptly pivot as obstacles present. In fact, failure at large can make a leader that much more relatable, serving as a salient silver lining. This kind of admission and ownership also speaks to authenticity—another key perception point gained by leaders aptly displaying vulnerability, who are often regarded as being “real.” This involves operating (i.e., speaking, presenting information and making decisions) in a way that may not necessarily “reflect well” on themselves or their past decisions when taken at face value, but that upholds the spirt of honesty and integrity—even at the risk of undermining their own self-interests. Being willing to take that proverbial bullet for your people can perhaps inspire loyalty like none other. In fact, Kean Graham, CEO of AdTech company MonetizeMore, concurs that vulnerable leadership requires honesty, even at your own expense. He proposes that it’s a form of authenticity that “breeds followers who would die for their leader.” Such principled behavior that’s modeled by a leader can (and should) even be contagious, suggests life coach Pamela Savino. “If people witness a leader’s willingness to step into vulnerable territory, harboring a spirit of authenticity and growth, they will be more willing to do so themselves...a leader’s actions set the tone and pave the way for others’ behaviors.” In this vein, business executive Andrew Wiedner of Core Spaces also advocates the infectious nature of leaders who embrace their vulnerabilities, citing that, “When you’re unafraid to expose your own flaws and weaknesses, it inspires others to do the same, and allows trust to be built within your teams and organization.” In fact, some assert that the kind of authenticity these vulnerable behaviors breed trumps bravery. “I think it’s important for leaders to appear courageous, but being credible and authentic are at least equally

important ... but arguably more so,” asserts Darren Roos, CEO of enterprise software developer IFS. “I think it’s important not to be afraid to show vulnerability at times like these because people want honesty and transparency more than they want bluster and bravado. It’s inevitable many will realize you don’t have all the answers and acknowledging this and retaining their trust will be more important than appearing infallible. A leader who is prepared to show their vulnerability and still show up to get the job done is more likely to be perceived as courageous as a leader who presents as a fearless idiot.” Dr. Michael Provitera, Executive Leadership Trainer and author of the book “Level Up Leadership,” underscores the importance of authenticity, especially in the context of exuding a strong resolve. “Leadership courage may fail and it is important to be an authentic leader, understanding that failure is an option,” he says. “It happens and leaders must deal with it frankly and in an open manner ... the key is to be an authentic leader that knows his or her courage limitations.” Dr. Provitera further clarifies that when a leader knows their authentic self, not only do they project courage and honesty but, in doing so, also become more humane. “The key is to practice the habit of not having to be right all the time,” he says. In my own experience, this is sadly a difficult feat for all too many business leaders.” When it’s genuine, showing vulnerability can foster a magnificent mélange of respect, admiration, empathy and loyalty that cultivates a strength of leadership that simply cannot be achieved or emulated any other way. It’s mass bonding in a highly pure form, which is what makes the effect so powerful and indelibly worthy of pursuit.

About Merilee Kern, MBA Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist. As a prolific branding and marketplace trends pundit, Merilee reports on titans of industry: change makers, movers, shakers and innovators across all categories, both B2C and B2B. Merilee’s cross-media platform work reaches an audience in the multiple millions each month through an array of broadcast TV programs, print and online publications as well as terrestrial radio. Connect with her at TheLuxeList.com and SavvyLiving.tv Instagram @LuxeListReports Twitter @LuxeListReports Facebook: Facebook.com/LuxeListReports LinkedIN: LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern.



Turn Your Love of Food into a Profitable Business Food is something we need to survive and thrive, but for many people, it’s more than that; it’s a passion. As such, there are many who turn that passion into profits when they take their love of food in an entrepreneurial direction. That’s exactly what Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake, did when he took his hot chicken and fish to the people. Today, his Nashville hot chicken and fish is famous, with four restaurant locations, and more franchises continue to be added. “Anyone who knows me is aware of my passion for food, which is why it’s only fitting that there be a line of restaurants in my honor,” explains Shawn Davis, otherwise known as Chef Big Shake and owner of Big Shake’s restaurants. “We have several more franchise locations in the lineup, and we are looking for more people who want to open one.” The food business is one that many people get into, and for good reason. The public typically eats three times per day, day after day. There’s a lot of potential when it comes to sales. In fact, the National Restaurant Association reports that during 2020, there were $659 billion in sales. It’s also an industry where those who are not initially experts can succeed. Roughly 8 out of 10 restaurant owners started their career in entry-level positions, while 9 in 10 restaurant managers started in entry-level positions. In other words, it’s a field where if you have a love of food, you can work your way up, learning the ropes, to achieve a lot of success. For those who are passionate about food and want to turn their passion into profits, consider these tips to help you get there: Determine what it is that you would like to do with your passion for food. Do you want to work for someone, have your business, cook, or oversee others who do? There is no right or wrong path; it’s a matter of what direction you want to take. Consider all your options, especially when it comes to something like franchising. Those who franchise a Chef Big Shake, for example, are able to have a business


that immediately has name recognition, a reputation for great food, and all the support they need to get the business running and keep it thriving. Plus, following the pandemic, many people are leaving their jobs in search of opportunities that allow them to be their own boss and provide them with flexibility. If you are creating food that you want to sell, start small to test the market. It’s important to see if there is a market for what you are making before you invest a lot of money into it. Don’t believe that if you build it, they will come. They need to know where you are and what you offer. This means you need to get the word out through public relations, marketing, referrals, etc. This is an important area of business that is often overlooked but is a must if you want success. Ask for help and get the support you need. You love food; that doesn’t mean you know every aspect of business, and that’s okay. Reach out to get the help you need so your questions are answered and you are guided toward success. There are plenty of people who will be happy to help you navigate your way. “We are helping several people with their business goals of being involved in the food industry,” added Davis. “We look forward to helping many more, too. Whether you franchise a Big Shake or you get your product on the grocery store shelves, take the leap to make it happen and follow your foodie passions. You won’t regret it!” Big Shake’s currently has four locations, in Franklin, Tenn., Columbia, Tenn., Huntsville, Ala., and Madison, Ala. Additional locations in Nashville and Tuscaloosa are underway. Chef Big Shake became famous for his signature shrimp burgers, which were featured on the hit show “Shark Tank.” They have sold hundreds of thousands of them. The restaurant has also become famous for its hot chicken plates, chicken sandwiches, hot chicken and waffles, hot chicken tacos, and more. They also feature a variety of fish entrees, including whiting and catfish. Diners can choose their level of heat, ranging from “cry baby” to “executioner.”


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Unleash Your

Wanderlust Ready to explore again? Here are some of the most exciting and unforgettable adventures for the year ahead. Although the pandemic altered when, where, and how we travel, most of us are hungry to get out there and see what wonders we’ll uncover. Whether exploring Big Sky Country, cruising to the White Continent, cycling across the Allegheny Mountains, or sipping Prosecco in Italy’s Vento region, we’re eager to unleash our wanderlust in 2022.

Back to Antarctica Cruise lines that haven’t been able to sail to Antarctica since the 2019-20 season due to the pandemic are now returning to the white continent, and as they do several new expedition ships are making their inaugural voyage there. Book a cruise on Le Commandant Charcot, Ultramarine, Ocean Victory or others and cross the Drake Passage to watch for iconic wildlife like penguins, seals and whales, gigantic icebergs and more www.adventure-life.com/antarctica.

Gravel Riding On a new collection of dirt/gravel tours from Adventure Cycling Association, leave the pavement behind for offroad riding back East and out West. Among the trips, travel down remote backroads, over mountain passes and along stunning rivers and lakes on the Montana Divide Gravel tour. Or explore the gravel roads, dirt trails and scenic vistas of the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia on the Four Days of Canaan tour adventurecycling.org/guided-tours/dirt-gravel-tours.

Big Sky Adventures Set on the edge of Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky, Montana, offers unforgettable adventures for every season. A stay at The Wilson Hotel offers easy access to exciting activities like skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting and the natural wonders of the park, as well as comfortable and sophisticated accommodations steps from dining and shopping www.moonlightbasin.com.

Jackson Hole by Tiny House There’s enough to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to keep you busy for weeks at a time – and most visitors use the valley as a home base to explore the wider area, too. Fireside Resort capitalizes on the tiny house craze and the classic appeal of rustic cottages by offering 25 pint-size, luxuriously outfitted tiny house rental units designed by Wheelhaus. The resort is located a stone’s

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throw from Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole ski slopes. It’s a great place to post up for a ski trip or a summer getaway www.firesidejacksonhole.com.

Idaho Multi-sport Expedition Escape Adventures’ Idaho multi-sport tour showcases the state’s magnificent Sawtooth Mountain Range. This national recreation area comprises the Boise, Sawtooth and Challis National Forests and borders a vast wilderness marked by a staggering 587,000-acres of roadless area. The tour includes backcountry camping, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting and hot springs soaking www.escapeadventures.com/tour/ idaho-hot-springs-multi-sport-mountain-bike-tour/.

Italy’s Prosecco Region Tourissimo, a leader in active travel to Italy, is offering a new cycling tour of the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore Prosecco winemaking area of Italy. The cycling is just as varied and dramatic as the Vento region’s history, ranging from a challenging climb up Mount Grappa to the hilly terrain of Prosecco. The tour includes multiple wine tastings, dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant, exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites, overnighting at 4 and 5-star hotels, and cycling one of Italy’s most beautiful regions www.tourissimo.travel/bike-tour-prosecco. Rumble in the Jungle: Satiate your curiosity for the Amazon rainforest, learn new things and, most importantly, have fun and relax with friends and family in one of the most established jungle lodges in Ecuador. Each day on the Napo River promises new adventures: the monkeys you spot out on the way to activities, the local community you witness and the raft you build with your own hands. As the sun sets over La Casa del Suizo, head to the swimming pool to gaze at the stunning jungle view, relaxing into the night www.casadelsuizo.com.

Bike from Barcelona to Rome Join Ride & Seek on its 10-year anniversary of the Hannibal Tour. A ride of historical proportions, guests cycle in the footsteps of Hannibal from Barcelona to Rome. Picture-postcard views abound as guests traverse some of the iconic climbs of the Grand Tours, roll through the vineyards of the Languedoc, Provence, Piedmont and Tuscany, and sample the delights of the diverse gastronomy to be found along the route rideandseek.com/tour/hannibal-barcelona-to-rome.


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5 Ways to Welcome

Year of the Tiger Mark an auspicious beginning to the Year of the Tiger with these authentic traditions from Executive Chef Tony Truong at Mei Ume at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, who shares his “must dos” on how to really celebrate Chinese New Year.

Good Luck - Hui Chun Hui chun is a traditional decoration that you will find on many people’s front doors. They are usually written by hand on red and gold colored paper, which symbolizes good luck. These are marked with messages of good fortune such as happiness, prosperity and long life.

Ward Off Bad Luck - Handing Out Red Envelopes During Chinese New Year, money is located inside a red envelope and presented at family gatherings during this annual festival. The red envelopes are a symbol to ward off bad luck and evil spirits. The amount of money inside the envelope usually ends with an even number, as even digits are associated with reunion and pairing.

Prosperity - Hosting a Family Gathering Dinner A Chinese New Year dinner is also known as “reunion dinner.” It is often referred as the most important meal of the year, as it symbolizes unity, ending the year together and starting the year together with prosperity.

Joy - Chinese Candy Box A common custom for each family in China, this candy box usually holds up to eight varieties of dried fruits and sweets. This candy box symbolizes sweetness and joy to kick start the year.

Giving Gold - Eating Mandarin During the Festival This citrus fruit symbolizes wealth as the mandarin word kam sounds like gold. According to traditions, the gesture of gifting mandarin oranges to one another also means “giving gold,” which represents wishing well to the recipient On January 31, 2022, Mei Ume will welcome the Year of the Tiger with specially crafted tasting and a la carte menus. Available until February 11, 2022, the menu will showcase traditional and auspicious dishes eaten at the reunion dinner on Chinese New Year, alongside intricate festive décor. For details including reservations information, please visit diningreservations.tri@fourseasons.com. February 2022


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Say Yes to Yogurt

with a Better-for-You Snack Changing daily habits, like what you eat, can enhance your overall wellness. However, it doesn’t have to mean forgoing favorite flavors or skipping out on delicious snacks. Treating yourself in health-conscious ways is an important tactic to keep your health goals on track. In fact, healthy eating isn’t about restricting yourself; good nutrition simply starts with a balanced plate. By incorporating nutrient-rich options like milk and dairy foods, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, you can establish an eating pattern that supports wellness and an overall healthy lifestyle. This Chocolate and Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bark offers a sweet snack that curbs cravings without ditching your daily commitment to a balanced diet. With 1/4 cup of plain non-fat Greek yogurt per serving, you’re making a responsible decision at snack time because, when it comes to good nutrition, dairy is an irreplaceable source of essential nutrients. 40

Dairy foods provide nutrients that people need to grow and maintain stronger bodies and minds. While Americans consume about two dairy servings per day on average, adding just one more serving can help fill dairy and nutrient gaps. Add more dairy to your diet with this easyto-make snack and find more better-for-you recipes at MilkMeansMore.org.

Chocolate and Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bark Recipe courtesy of Jenn Fillenworth, MS, RDN, of “Jenny With the Good Eats” on behalf of Milk Means More Prep time: 5 minutes Servings: 12 3 cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt 1/3 cup honey, plus additional for drizzling, divided (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup melted dark chocolate 1/2 cup strawberries 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips In medium bowl, combine Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla. On parchment-lined baking sheet, spread Greek yogurt mixture to 1/4-inch thickness. Drop spoonfuls of melted chocolate onto yogurt and use toothpick to drag in circles. Press strawberries and chocolate chips into yogurt. Freeze at least 3 hours. Remove from freezer and break into pieces. Nutritional information per serving: 140 calories; 18 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 6 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g trans fat; 20 mg sodium; 8% calcium. www.HighRiseLife.com


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he Essex, a modern American restaurant by Chef Colt Taylor, has a new home in Old Saybrook. The restaurant, which was established in 2017 in Centerbrook, CT, reopened in its new location on December 3, 2021.

Set in the heart of downtown, across from the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, the “new” Essex will continue to offer the modern, inventive cuisine that has made it a top restaurant in the region in a warm, intimate and inviting setting. Whether it’s a casual gathering with friends or family, a pretheater dinner, a cocktail at the bar, or a tasting menu for a special evening, the Essex is a welcoming gathering place where guests can create memories while enjoying excellent food and drinks. The Essex will feature the progressive cuisine that Chef Taylor is known for, with flavors of the Far East and Latin America influencing his constantly evolving menu. Inspired by the land, sea and deep heritage of the Connecticut River Valley, and with a commitment to using the freshest locally sourced products available from farm and sea, Chef Taylor promises an exciting culinary experience with new interpretations of timeless dishes. The grand opening menu features unique starters, like toffee braised short ribs with seacoast mushroom cannelloni and pine nuts; or lobster & beet fusilli with beet butter, garlic and fines herbs. Main courses include fluke meuniere with capers, broccolini smoked mussels in a yuzu soy emulsion; steak frites with toffee glace; and Snake River Farms American Wagyu. Among the desserts, there’s chocolate Mille-feuille with chestnut praline. A tasting menu, as well as prix fixe and a la carte options, all are available. “As parents of twins and new residents of Old Saybrook, my wife Katharine and I are excited about our new family endeavor, bringing The Essex to its new home, amidst a thriving community in a walkable downtown setting,” said Chef Taylor. “We’ve reimagined the space to reflect what diners want more of – fine dining in a relaxed setting. We’ll continue to push boundaries with New England cuisine that reflects the influence of global cuisines, while being mindful of the region’s history.” The Essex features a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, with more than 100 bottles, curated by wine director Katharine Taylor, as well as unique, classic craft cocktails at the bar. Guests can look forward to a series of monthly wine dinners in partnership with Spencer & Lynn Wine Merchants. The new space has an open kitchen, with seating for 42 indoors, and an additional 20 seats in an outdoor patio, all in a comfortable and refined setting. For more information, visit www.theessex.com.

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Carillon Miami Wellness Resort The residency will see Chef Tristan Brandt takeover a new destination restaurant at the luxury wellness resort in Spring 2022 Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is set to partner with Michelin-starred chef, Tristan Brandt, to introduce a new destination restaurant at the luxury wellness resort this spring. Deemed a spectacular culinary visionary whose signature modern French cuisine with Asian influences is best described as “artwork on the plate,” the highly experienced, exuberantly honored, and well-traveled chef with two Michelin stars will oversee culinary operations for the new dining concept, with a world-class team already being assembled. “We are thrilled to partner with Chef Brandt and look forward to dazzling guests with a brand new, elevated culinary experience this spring,” said Patrick Fernandes, Executive Managing Director of Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, whose experience collaborating with world-class chefs anticipates the rewards of the partnership. “Everything Chef Brandt has touched over his career has turned to gold, and we anticipate nothing less in Miami Beach. Our goal is to treat our guests to a fine dining experience that pushes every button, and that is exactly what Chef Brandt will bring to our resort’s dining lineup.” With Michelin Guide partnering with Visit Florida to launch its first-ever Michelin Guide in the Sunshine State, the timing of Carillon Miami Wellness Resort’s partnership with Chef Brandt couldn’t be better. Indeed, the resort fully intends to promote the Chef’s talent as it pursues Michelin stars of its own. “After an international career that has taken me across Europe, into Asia, and over the wideopen sea, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to offer patrons a new culinary concept of my own creation at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort,” said Chef Brandt of his first experience in the U.S. “Miami Beach is such a bustling market, with a number of superb restaurants and the Michelin Guide now knocking on doors to highlight the very best. With a ready supply of local ingredients from the land and the February 2022

ocean, and enthusiastic clientele that treat the resort like their home away home, I can’t wait to start and take this new dining experience – and Carillon – to the top.” Born and raised in the city of Mainz along the Rhine River in west-central Germany, Brandt’s passion for cooking began at an early age. At just 12-years-old, he prepared his first threecourse meal for his mother’s birthday. The culinary career that soon followed took him to multiple Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany, including work with Herbert Brockel* at Stage Husarenquartier in Erftstadt-Lechenich; Manfred Schwarz* at Schwarz Das Restaurant in Heidelberg; and Harald Wohlfahrt*** at Restaurant Schwarzwaldstube in Baiersbronn. Since then, Brandt has worked with notable chefs including Michelin three-star chef Jean-Georges Klein at Restaurant L’Arnsbourg; Stefan Stiller** at Stiller’s Restaurant and Cooking School in 2010; Jordi Cruz** at

Restaurant ABaC in Barcelona, Spain; Christian Bau*** at Victor’s Fine Dining in Perl-Nennig; among others. In 2013, Brandt assumed the role of Managing Director of Engelhorn Gastro GmbH in Mannheim, Germany, the start of a seven-year run overseeing a team 130 operating nine restaurants and bars including OPUS V, for which he was honored with two Michelin stars, and Le Corange, which has a Michelin star as well. During this time, he also published his first cookbook, Tristan Brandt – Restaurant in Mode, awarded a Gold Medal by Gastronomischen Akademie Deutschland (GAD) in 2019. Since 2020, Brandt has served as the Managing Director for the Restaurant 959 & Pino’s Bar in Heidelberg. In addition, he launched “Epoca by Tristan Brandt” at Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort, which received 16 Gault & Millau Points in Switzerland. For more information about Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, please visit www.carillonhotel.com/en. 45


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Concord Sky Concord Sky’s ‘next generation’ building design with its uncompromised bike program, is a continuation of our health, wellness and sustainable approach to downtown living Live in the sky. Concord Pacific / Adex brings form and function to fresh altitudes with its newest property, Concord Sky, an iconic addition to the downtown Toronto cityscape at 299 m tall. Unique in shape and height, Concord Sky is the country’s second tallest residential tower and the fourth tallest structure in Canada overall. Centrally located at Yonge and Gerrard, the condo will house approximately 1100 units with construction remobilized next month. Concord is bringing the developer’s investment in healthy living to Concord Sky via a system of 46

dedicated cycle-focused amenities – a futureforward and sustainability minded approach to the daily commute. Beginning with a Gear Room, a space for residents to tune and tinker with their bikes, snowboards or skis via condo-provided shared tools and where like-minded sport enthusiasts can socialize; a bike washing station as well as a dedicated bike elevator for direct access to the ground level; lockers devoted to easy storage of bikes will free up condo closet space and lend to a clutter-free life in-suite; a cycling simulator spin room so that residents will have the option to exercise indoors on rainy days.

A leader in technology innovation for wellness, safety and convenience, Concord BioSpace Systems will be integrated into Concord Sky. A multi-layered system to deliver cleaner and safer indoor living, BioSpace offers improved airflow, filtration and UV sanitization. Mindful of physical distancing and shorter wait times, the building is outfitted with 11 high-speed residential elevators featuring mobile elevator e-call for better traffic flow. “By supporting our residents’ active lifestyle and investing in a top-of-the-line air purification system with Concord BioSpace, www.HighRiseLife.com

we’re responding to a global desire for healthier, hassle-free living where technology and innovative design intersect,” said Isaac Chan, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Concord Adex. “Concord Sky’s ‘next generation’ building design with its uncompromised bike program, is a continuation of our health, wellness and sustainable approach to downtown living.” Unparalleled in pedigree and design, Concord Sky stems from world-renowned KPF Architects the architectural visionaries behind some of the world’s tallest buildings including One Vanderbelt in New York and Lotte World Tower in Seoul. KPF redefined the modern skyscraper with Concord Sky by incorporating expansive glass panels and a unique angular design. A defining presence in Toronto’s skyline, the new landmark will feature an animated light program running down the exterior of the building, serving as a beacon to the downtown core. Concord Sky will be outfitted with Smart Technologies including touchless mobile access to major entry points and high-traffic common areas, smart parcel pickup allowing automated package delivery, notification, and distribution and high-speed WiFi in amenity areas. Geared for the future, Concord Sky will feature 100% EV quick charge parking stalls. A premier address in downtown Toronto, Concord Sky is flanked by two of Canada’s top educational institutions – Ryerson and University of Toronto campuses. With a near perfect walking score, the building is a short

distance from the Financial District as well as the country’s top medical and research facilities, restaurants and the Toronto Eaton Centre. Committed to smart building systems, Concord aims to make its buildings more energy efficient and with its Concord Green Energy projects, Concord generates twice the green power used by all its communities. Concord Sky’s progressive 100% EV parking infrastructure is a big step towards sustainable infrastructure and future living. With eight solar and four wind projects in Ontario and other green energy projects of scale across Canada, Concord generates more than enough energy to power 175,000 EV vehicles annually. For more information on Concord Sky, visit www.concordsky.ca. February 2022


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The Ultra-exclusive DaVinci Residential Tower in Dubai Dar Al Arkan, the leading real estate company in Saudi Arabia and the GCC, has unveiled the DaVinci Residential Tower in Dubai in partnership with Italian Hypercar manufacturer Pagani Automobili, renowned for its exclusive and handcrafted production of ultra-limited-edition cars. The launch of the prestigious AED 800 million development marks significant milestones for both the companies: Dar Al Arkan’s continued regional expansion by partnering with the world’s top luxury brands, and the world’s first ever Pagani-inspired exclusive spaces being launched along with the bespoke line of interior furniture. DaVinci is situated in the heart of the city directly on the Dubai Water Canal, with close proximity to Downtown Dubai’s top attractions with uninterrupted views of the Dubai Water Canal, making the building a true sculpted heaven within the bustling city. Horacio Pagani, Founder & Chief Designer, Pagani Automobili S.p.A. said “We’re delighted to be working with Dar Al Arkan on this project, our first in the region, and we’re excited to be designing the interiors of the incredible DaVinci tower. The living spaces will offer exclusive, bespoke environments, reflecting the cornerstones of our creative philosophy that combines form and function to create unique, handmade objects. It’s a philosophy that has been transmitted to us through the work of Leonardo Da Vinci who we try, in our own small way, to honor every day and after whom we decided to name this tower. The Dubai real estate sector continues to grow immensely and we’re proud of being a part of an exclusive and truly one-of-a-kind development plan.” Ziad El Chaar, Vice Chairman of Dar Al Arkan Properties, said: “Dar Al Arkan is proud to collaborate with exclusive partners that help us build the ultimate spaces that awaken the senses in different ways. While we’re paying the utmost attention to creating beautiful living spaces, with the finest details, and unmatched quality; we’re also delivering the most spacious units in the Dubai market with two-bedroom apartment starting at 2100 sq. ft. up to a 7000 sq. ft. penthouse. A unique design and an ultimate sensory experience, the tower construction is currently underway and is set to be completed befor mid-2023.This is a project that will match One Hyde Park of London.” DaVinci tower is one of the best representations of contemporary Italian design excellence around the world.

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2022 Housing Forecast Reveals a Whirlwind Year Ahead for Buyers Americans will have a better chance to find a home in 2022, but will face a competitive seller’s market as first-time buyer demand outmatches the inventory recovery, according to the Realtor.com 2022 Housing Forecast. Additionally, with listing prices, rents and mortgage rates all expected to climb while incomes rise, 2022 will present a mixed bag of housing affordability challenges and opportunities.

A Whirlwind Year Ahead for Buyers, Especially First-Timers “Whether the pandemic delayed plans or created new opportunities to make a move, Americans are poised for a whirlwind year of home buying in 2022. With more sellers expected to enter the market as buyer competition remains fierce, we anticipate strong home sales growth at a more sustainable pace than in 2021,” said Realtor.com® Chief Economist Danielle Hale. “Affordability will increasingly be a challenge as interest rates and prices rise, but remote work may expand search areas and enable younger buyers to find their first homes sooner than they might 50

have otherwise. And with more than 45 million millennials within the prime first-time buying ages of 26-35 heading into 2022, we expect the market to remain competitive.”

Forecasts show strong 2022 home sales and competition, as first-time buyers overwhelm recovering inventory levels Realtor.com forecasts 2022 home sales (+6.6% year-over-year) will hit their highest level in 16 years as buyers remain active and for-sale inventory begins to recover from recent steep declines. 2022 buyers will face a competitive seller’s market, with record-high listing prices, fast-paced sales and limited for-sale home options as existing-home listings continue to lag pre-COVID levels. The new construction supply gap of 5.2 million new homes may shrink somewhat in 2022 as builders continue to ramp up production with a projected increase of 5% year-over-year. With prospective sellers planning to increasingly enter the market this winter, Americans can look forward to more

opportunities to make a successful home purchase. Affordability will be a growing consideration as mortgage rates and home prices rise, but a growing economy, strong employment market and workplace flexibility will enable more home shoppers to successfully buy their first homes without breaking their budgets. Additionally, with rents forecasted to grow at a faster annual pace (+7.1%) than for-sale home prices (+2.9%) in 2022, homebuying may become the more affordable option, when compared to renting, in many markets. Despite the challenging market, the homeownership rate is expected to grow slightly in 2022 (65.8%).

Trends reflect new homebuying opportunities combined with the past decade of growing challenges Millennials fuel fierce first-time buying competition for limited inventory through 2025: Millennial housing demand has been rising for years, but the pandemic ignited a first-time buying frenzy as the decade long housing shortage converged with new opportunities for young buyers to pursue www.HighRiseLife.com

their first homes. Recent survey data shows millennials account for over half (53%) of prospective buyers who plan to purchase their first home within the next year. Despite positive signs of inventory’s return to growth in 2022, this first-time buyer demand is expected to outmatch both new and existing-home inventory. As a result, home shoppers will face fierce competition in 2022 – and for at least the next three years as millennials finish their first time buying years, the relatively smaller Gen Z population increasingly enters the housing market, and more older Americans begin downsizing for retirement. Housing affordability issues will be a mixed bag: While historically low mortgage rates helped buyers better manage monthly housing costs in 2021, affordability will be an important consideration in 2022 as mortgage rates climb and home prices continue to rise 2.9%. However, several factors will help keep homeownership in reach for many buyers, including expected income growth of 3.3% by year end and declining unemployment, expected to drop from a projected 4.8% in the last three months of 2021 to 3.5% during the same time in 2022. Additionally, with rental prices expected to surge in 2022 as they catch-up from below-average growth seen during COVID, many markets may offer more affordable monthly first-time buying costs February 2022

relative to rents. Shifting workplace dynamics create new homebuying opportunities: From workplace flexibility to higher incomes, 2022 will see employees call the shots on issues that will play an increasingly important role in the housing market. As the economy grows and unemployment declines, bigger paychecks will enable buyers to compete even as housing costs rise, while more power to negotiate flexible workplace arrangements will allow home shoppers to explore lower-priced housing markets further from expensive city centers. In fact, recent survey data shows nearly one-in-five prospective sellers (19%) are looking to move because they no longer need to live near the office, up from just 6% in the spring. COVID compounds demand for more space – both inside and outside the home: Demand for more space has been a consistent trend throughout the pandemic and one that is expected to carry into 2022. With the number of Realtor.com® viewers of suburban home listings rising 42.1% since the onset of COVID, the suburbs will continue to be more popular than big urban metros as home shoppers search for relatively affordable and larger homes. Recent data suggests builders will account for buyer preferences for more space in their 2022 production plans as new single-family homes have begun to get larger. However, with

demand expected to outpace new construction growth and the typical 2,000 square foot single-family home price still rising at a double-digit annual pace in October (+16.7%), buyers may have to sacrifice extra space in order to afford a home in their desired area. “Our Housing Forecast suggests that we’re in store for another dynamic year of activity, but 2022 will also come with growing pains as we navigate the path forward from the height of the pandemic toward a new normal,” said George Ratiu, Manager of Economic Research for Realtor.com®. “With most real estate markets expected to be competitive in 2022, it’s important to remember that you’re in the driver’s seat of your real estate journey. The bottom line for buyers is to make sure you’re comfortable with your timeline and budget and especially for younger buyers making this massive financial decision for the first time. For sellers, consider your local market conditions as well as the likely increase in the number of homes for sale, and price yours competitively. The good news is that sites like Realtor.com® provide more advanced digital real estate tools than ever before, including personalized matching to high-quality real estate agents in your local area, to help you chart the best path forward for you and your family.” For more information, please visit Realtor.com. 51

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Lamborghini NFT Space Time Memory A bridge between the physical and the digital world, this project celebrates human space exploration Auction details for the first-ever NFT (nonfungible token) of Automobili Lamborghini are now confirmed. Lamborghini has partnered with NFT PRO and RM Sotheby’s and will receive bids on the five pairs of physical and digital artworks by the renowned artist Fabian Oefner between February 1st, the first day of the new lunar year, and February 4th. The auction for the first of the five NFTs will take place on nft.lamborghini.com starting at 4:00 pm CET, while each of the other auctions will start and end 15 minutes later then their preceding one. Every auction will last for 75 hours and 50 minutes, the exact time it took Apollo 11 to leave Earth and enter the moon’s orbit – not the only reference to human space exploration. The physical artwork, the Space Key, contains carbon fiber pieces that Lamborghini sent to the International Space Station back in 2020, as a part of a joint research project. Engraved with a unique QR code, these carbon fiber parts link the digital element, are a series of five photographs of a Lamborghini Ultimae, lifting off toward the stars. Its parts, the engine, the transmission, the suspension and hundreds of nuts and bolts are shooting away from the chassis like the exhaust flame of a rocket. What may look like a computer-generated image is in fact entirely created from elements of the real world: The artist captured more than 1500 individual parts of a real car. The photograph of the earth`s curvature was made by sending a weather balloon equipped with a camera to the edge of the stratosphere. The artist then carefully assembled all these images into an artificial moment in time. The artist, Fabian Oefner, on the idea behind his creation: “For me, ‘Space Time Memory’ is an analogy to the memories we make in life. Memories are rooted in the physical world; we make them. We then store them in our brains, what could be considered the digital world. I often

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wonder, what is more precious to me, the actual moment or the memory of that moment? Analog to that, I wonder with the ever-increasing number of digital realities around us, what is more precious, reality itself or the copies and derivatives of it, that exist in the digital universe.” At the start of the project, Oefner meticulously studied the engineering plans of the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae and created an accurate sketch of what the final photograph will look like. Based on that sketch, Lamborghini prepared all the necessary parts and components of a production ready Ultimae. The pieces were then photographed by Oefner and his team in a makeshift photo studio right next to the production line at the Lamborghini Factory in Sant`Agata Bolognese. Upon his return to his studio in the US, where the artist works and lives near New York City, he combined the countless images into the composition envisioned in the sketch. It took Oefner and his team more than 2 months to create a moment, which is shorter than the blink of an eye. “We’re thrilled to have been chosen as preferred NFT partner by such an iconic brand as Lamborghini and incredible artist, Fabian Oefner,” says Christian Ferri, CEO of NFTPro™. “We pride ourselves for being the #1 enterprise NFT solution in the market, serving the largest category leaders in the world, and working with Lamborghini and Fabian Oefner validates even further our position. Our company is committed to supporting Lamborghini throughout the NFT journey, and journey and are humbled to be working with such a visionary team in the years to come”. For more information on Automobili Lamborghini, please visit www.lamborghini.com.



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ALLURE LAS VEGAS 200 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

PALMS PLACE 4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

SKY LAS VEGAS 2700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

TURNBERRY TOWERS 222 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109

WALDORF ASTORIA LAS VEGAS 3750 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89158

PANORAMA TOWERS 4525 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103

SOHO LOFTS 900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

VDARA 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158

METROPOLIS 360 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

PARK HOUSE 8925 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147

THE OGDEN 150 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

VEER TOWERS 3722 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

MGM SIGNATURE 145 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109

PARK TOWERS 1 Hughes Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89169

ONE LAS VEGAS 8255 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89123

TRUMP LAS VEGAS 2000 Fashion Show Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

NEWPORT LOFTS 200 Hoover Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

PLATINUM 211 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

JUHL LAS VEGAS 353 E Bonneville Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

LOFT 5 2715 W Pebble Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89123

ONE QUEENSRIDGE PLACE 9103 Alta Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145

REGENCY TOWERS 3111 Bel Air Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

TURNBERRY PLACE 2747 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

AQUA 388 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

WEST OCEAN TOWERS 411 West Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

QUEENS SURF 1750 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

ST REGIS 1030 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

COOPER ARMS 455 Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

LAFAYETTE BUILDING 140 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

THE ROYAL PALMS 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

THE VERSAILLES 2601 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803

HARBOR PLACE TOWER 525 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

OCEAN CLUB 1310 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802

THE ROYAL PALMS 100 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

GALAXY TOWER 2999 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803

1100 WILSHIRE 1100 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017

METROPOLIS CONDOS 899 Francisco Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

THE CENTURY 1 Century Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90067

THE CALIFORNIAN 10800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

PERLA ON BROADWAY 359 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

RITZ-CARLTON 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

THE MERCURY 3810 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005

WILSHIRE REGENT 10501 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

EASTERN COLUMBIA LOFTS 849 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

SIERRA TOWERS 9255 Doheny Road, Los Angeles, CA 90069

THE REMINGTON 10727 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

EVO CONDOS 1155 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015

SKYLOFTS 801 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017

THE WILSHIRE COMSTOCK THE LINE LOFTS 1737 N Las Palmas Ave, 865 Comstock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Los Angeles, CA 90024

LOS FELIZ TOWERS 4411 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Feliz, CA 90027

TEN50 CONDOS 1050 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015

W HOLLYWOOD 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

CROWN TOWERS 10701 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 57


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ACQUA VISTA CONDOS 425 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101

THE GRANDE 1199 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

THE MARK 800 The Mark Lane, San Diego, CA 92101

RENAISSANCE 645 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101


1325 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

HARBOR CLUB 100-200 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

MERIDIAN 700 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

TREO 1240 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

CITYFRONT TERRACE 500 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

HORIZONS 555 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

THE METROPOLITAN 165 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

SMART CORNER 1080 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

DISCOVERY AT CORTEZ HILL ICON 850 Beech Street, 321 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego, CA 92101

CORTEZ BLU 801 Ash, San Diego, CA 92101

ALTA CONDOS 575 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

ELECTRA 700 W E Street, San Diego, CA 92101

LA VITA 300 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101

PINNACLE TOWER 550 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101

ARIA CONDOS 1441 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

829 FOLSOM 829 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

ARTERRA CONDOS 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

ONE MISSION BAY Channel St. & 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94158

THE BRANNAN 219-239 Branna Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

170 OFF THIRD 170 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

181 FREMONT 181 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

ONE RINCON HILL 425 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

THE HAMILTON 631 Ofarrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

333 BUSH STREET CONDOS 300 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

CATHEDRAL HILL TOWER 1200 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

ONE HAWTHORNE 1 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

THE HARRISON 401 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


BRIDGEVIEW 400 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

ROCKWELL CONDOS 1688 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94109


750 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 69 CLEMENTINA 69 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

ONE HAWTHORNE 1 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

SOMA GRAND CONDOS 1160 Mision Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

THE SUMMIT 999 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

888 SEVENTH STREET 888 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

MONTGOMERY WASHINGTON TOWER 611 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

ST. REGIS RESIDENCIES 188 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

THE WATERMARK 501 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

ARDEN CONDOS 738 Long Bridge Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

72 TOWNSEND 72 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

FOUR SEASONS RESIDENCES 765 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

GRAMERCY TOWERS 1177 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

THE 88 CONDOS 88 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113

MONTEBELLO CONDOS 20488 Stevens Creek, Cupertino, CA 95014

CITY HEIGHTS 175 W Saint James St, San Jose, CA 95110

PLANT 51 88 Bush St. San Jose, CA 95126


ONYX CONDOS 912 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA 95008

RYLAND MEWS 400 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112

PARK TOWNSEND 46 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110

38 North Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110

88 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107